Largest Advertising Hoarding-world record set by
20] VIENNA, Austria--Online betting company Betfair
has secured the World Record for the world's largest advertising
hoarding, which has to be viewed from the air and is located
near Vienna airport.
Photo: Football fans flying into the
Vienna's International Airport will be able to see the advert
which covers an area the size of more than fifty football
pitches, spelling out the slogan: "NO.1 FOR FOOTBALL. AND
STILL GROWING!" (enlarge
The world's largest advertisement measures 1,380m
by 316m, creating a total area of 436,000 square metres.
It took nine tonnes of wheat seed, 53,000 marigold
plants, 1.5km of cotton netting, as well as rape, camomile,
mustard, clover, poppies and grass to create the ad. The individual
letters are 44m high and up to 41m wide.
The area is equivalent to 62 times the size of
Trafalgar Square, or 8.9 times the size of Vienna's Ernst
Happel Stadion, where the Euro 2008 final will take place
on June 29.
The world's biggest